Thursday, 8 May 2014

"Faux Leather Book and Bits"

Hello Blog friends, followers and anyone who just happens by, welcome to my wee corner of Blogland.
Thank you for all your wonderful comments.  I have to say thank you to all of you who look in leave a message and don`t have a Blog so I could comment on your work.  I really appreciate that you take time to leave messages.  I think I have caught up with every one, if I have missed you I am sorry it is not intentional, I will get to you.
Tell you what the weather here is better than we got in Turkey, not so much rain and far warmer believe it or not.
I have managed to get all the washing from the holiday done, dried, ironed and put away.  Some back in the cupboards other in the case for the 29th of May when Hazel, Elaine and I take off for Turkey.  A different place from where I was last week.  Hopefully the weather will have settled and we can enjoy the beautiful clear blue skies and warm sunshine that we have always had in the past.
I have been having a play with Sheena Douglas`s Faux Leather Technique.  It is absolutely amazing that you can turn a piece of Kraft Card into something that actually does look like leather.  Now we need someone to invent "Leather Smell"..................!!!!
I had a little spiral notebook that I covered with a piece I did.  I have no patience and had to "make" something.  With my other pieces I will try Sheena`s idea for little notebooks and bigger ones as well I  think. 

Kraft Card
Embossing Folders
Distress Inks
Couple of Charms
I made a flower with some bits just to see the effect
If you have not had a go yet, give it a try it is fun.  The only expense if you already have some Kraft Card is the Glycerine, £1.50 from the Chemist

Feeding time for the sheep..............they come running over when the boys are in the garden.  Those sheep are always looking for something to eat.

That`s it for today 
Thank you for your visit, I really appreciate it
Till next time

Patricia xxx


  1. Love the look of the cover Patricia, nicer to use a notebook with an interesting cover. Our weather here is pretty rotten so I am glad your's is better. Shame you didn't get your bit of sun so fingers crossed for the next visit. Flora xx

  2. These are beautiful Patricia, I want to have a go at this myself, keep saying I will get some glycerine but I forget!!! One day lol!!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. Fab-fab-fab xx luv it sniped the flower looks brill too xx I actually bought the glycerine just after seeing Sheena demo this technique and guess what it is still in the side in my craft room!! xx this might just inspire me xx GailT xx

  4. Hi Patricia

    What a fantastic effect, I missed Sheena's show. Would you think of doing a tutorial, I would be really interested. How lucky are you to have such lovely neighbours, you live in a beautiful place.

    Thankyou so much for all the lovely things you are saying about my cards.

    Kind regards :-)

  5. I love it. Keep saying I'll have a go - on the list along with other things I want to try... lol! The weather here today is appalling. Pretty cold and tipping down! Ah well, at least my wells and water barrels are filling up nicely! Hugs Christine xx

  6. Hello Patricia. I knew you would try this. Isn't it fun to do. They make great gifts and any I've given away were treasured. The finished technique also looks good on boxes. Enjoy your Evening. Hugs Rita xxx

  7. Me Again Patricia,

    I don't know if I have already said Thank you for a mention on your blog, but Thank you so much, also I can't remember if I told you about that rose embossing folder you liked. Forgive if I have, it's called A4 cabbage Rose by Teresa Collins. I promise I won't repeat myself again, my head is about to explode. We had my daughters wedding on Good Friday, and she is having a blessing on the 24th May, and I'm catering for 42 people. So I'm sorry I can't remember who I have told, what, where, when or why.

    Regards Tina X

  8. Fabulous Patricia, makes a plain old cover look amazing, well done on your first attempt, hugs Kate x

  9. Looks good Patricia. xxxx

  10. Hi Patricia, A lovely faux leather book. I loved watching Sheena do this technique, and thought then I would give it a try. I still need to get the glycerine !! It is amazing the 'look' of the finished creation.
    I had to chuckle at the piccie and write up about the boys feeding the sheep, it seems the sheep are taking after the boys - always looking for food haha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Gorgeous note book Patricia, love the faux leather.

    Donna x

  12. WOW! This is stunning Patricia, such an effective technique, gorgeous flower and beautiful detailing too.
    Thank you so much for your lovely comments and hugs, you are so kind.
    hugs to you too, Sue xx

  13. fantastic book cover Patricia, I bought the stuff to use and it`s still sitting there..will have a go one day..

  14. Love your faux leather book cover Patricia it's certainly is a very clever technique....


  15. its an amazing technique Patricia and I love what you have done! Fabulous! Big hugs rachel x

  16. Loving what you have done with the faux leather technique Patricia, this is a fun and very effective fact the other day I had trouble confining someone that the book I carry with me just started out as card! I have some ideas for other 'makes' with this, just have to find time to make them! Hugs Carole Z X

  17. Wow it looks fabulous Patricia what a wonderful technique. Great picture of your grandsons feeding the sheep. Susan xx

  18. What a lovely country scene. I am a country girl and moving to the city was hard...always be a friendly happy country chic ...
    love love your creation. I tried to get a larger view but still couldn't see the gorgeous flower.xx

  19. Hi Patricia
    Like others, I saw Sheena's creations and though it looked interesting but haven't got round to giving it a go. Your notebook is very pretty with the addition of the flower.
    Looks like the sheep are trying to eat the boys shoes lol!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  20. Morning Patricia,
    Love your little notebook, my husband got me some glycerin last week but haven't got around to using it yet. Been busy making cards for orders. May get a chance next week.
    Love your photo of the boys.

  21. ooooh I need to have a go at this too, looks fab know how to get the smell though don't you? Keep a bit of Tim's grunge paper nearby that so smells of leather. I'm always sniffing it when I work with it....good job it doesn't happen very often!

    Have a super weekend, hugs Erika.

  22. Just catching up on everyones blogs Patricia after migraines have taken over my life!! fab technique this I love it I bought the glycerine just havent got round to having a go yet...have a great weekend huggles Sue xxx

  23. What a fabulous effect. The little notebook looks gorgeous.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

  24. This really does look like leather & it made one terrific little flower too. Another blogger told me about the Sheena technique and I finally found the youtube. So interesting to watch. Will have to get some of the glycerin as it is not something I have on hand. Your tiny notebook is uber fantastic. Good for you at having another chance to enjoy Turkey with the girls. Hoping you will have much nicer weather. Glad you got all the vacation chores caught up. Happy Mom's Day. TFS & Hugs

  25. Hi Patricia. Loving the notebook and the faux leather. These will make the best gifts and I bet your crafty ladies would love it too. Jenny x

  26. Wow what a lovely technique I will have to try this , love it x

  27. Patricia. I loved what you had done with your note book when you showed me yesterday, but I still don't think I would enjoy the messy side of this, I will leave all this to you. Hazel xxx

  28. Oh hunny just my cup of tea just love this to bits hun such a brilliant effect hun love it hugs cheryl xx

  29. Good morning Patricia well what can I say its absolutley stunning. I just wish I could do things like this.
    It really does look like leather. Well
    done xx

    Debs x

  30. Gorgeous Project Patricia, I love the effect, will have to try this.
    Hugs Mau xx

  31. This is so fabulous! What a brilliant technique, it looks really effective! Beautifully embellished too.